Power to the People: Community Voices in Urban Decision-Making

LEARNING AREA: Community Organizing and Planning
MKI Training


1 hour




University faculty can bring a wealth of resources, research projects, and eager students into communities around the corner and across the globe. But do communities always benefit from these relationships, or do they pay a price? This semester’s Open Classroom will explore a variety of community-centered research initiatives grounded in racial and social justice values and a commitment to working with community members as co-equals.

February 23 | From the Ground Up: Experience, Collaboration, and Leadership in Boston’s Child Care Ecosystem
March 2 | Centering Unheard Voices: Community-Driven Collaboration for Health and Safety with Farmworkers in the U.S.
March 9 | Participatory Modeling and Collaborative Decision-Making for Climate and Social Justice: From Potential to Realization
March 23 | Fora.ai: Reshaping How to Collaborate for Climate and Social Impact
March 30 | Economic Justice and the Need for Financial Transformation
April 6 | ‘Teaching to Transgress’: Anti-Rape Advocacy in Classrooms and in Community
April 13 | TBD
April 20 | Measuring Equity in Climate Justice Implementation
April 27 | Voter Suppression and 100% Participation

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